“Jeopardy’s” Alex Trebek Gets Choked Up From This Contestant’s Answer

During Monday’s episode of Jeopardy, contestant, Dhruv Gaur brought the longtime host, Alex Trebek to tears with his answer. Trebek is currently battling pancreatic cancer.

In the “Final Jeopardy” round, the contestants were asked about the title of an1890 expose about poverty in New York. Trebek was caught by surprise when he read Gaur’s answer: “We love you, Alex!”

In March, Trebek revealed to the media that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. After receiving treatment, he returned to work at the end of August,  when the taping of the current season began.

Gaur shared on Twitter in a series of tweets that on the day of Monday’s taping, Trebek told the contestants that he would need to reenter treatment for his cancer.

Trebek was moved by Gaur’s answer and said in response, “Dhruv, you’re smiling. I like that. Let’s take a look at your response. Did you come up with the right one? No? What is, ‘We love you, Alex.” His voice began to tremble, “That’s very kind of you. Thank you.”

Monday’s episode was apart of The Tournament of Champions, in which former contestants return for another show. Contestants are going to wear purple ribbons to support pancreatic cancer awareness. At the end of this week, contestants have planned a “play along” fundraiser, which encourages viewers at home to donate $1 to pancreatic cancer research for each correct response they come up with.

Gaur’s answer left him with only $5 at the end of the game, but he says it was worth it.

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